Mortal Kombat 1 Day One Patch Introduces More Finishing Moves

Also check out an easter egg based on the Kill Bill movies!

NetherRealm Studios has recently launched Mortal Kombat 1 Day One Patch adding new content, fixes, and more.

Mortal Kombat 1 Day One Patch Highlights

The new day one patch for Mortal Kombat 1 includes various bug fixes for the Nintendo Switch, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. This also made it possible for the game playable for early access customers.

The patch also adds more finish moves and accessibility options on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, which vastly improves the gaming experience.

Check out the full patch notes:




  • General bug fixes
  • Added and fleshed out accessibility options
  • Character polish and tuning pass
  • Added numerous additional finishing moves
  • Improved and refined UI to include additional new options


  • Substantial revisions and polish on various encounters
  • General UI Improvements
  • General bug fixes
  • Rebalanced boss fights
  • Adjusted mesa progression
  • Added Season 1 content
  • Added challenge towers in the gateway mesa


  • Improvements to the movie player
  • Visual polish to numerous scenes
  • Tuning of the story finale and final boss
  • 4k resolution movies added


  • Improvements to matchmaker
  • Bug fixes to online modes



  • Enables additional character/kameo roster, additional arenas, and kustomization
  • Enables full tutorials, fatality practice, practice mode
  • Enables Towers and Tournament modes
  • General bug fixes


  • Enables full story campaign


  • Enables online gameplay

Kill Bill Easter Egg?!

Aside from the day one patch, IGN has recently released a clip that showcased a particular Fatality move done by Shujinko. He performs Kill Bill’s Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique, which involves hitting a few pressure points on the chest before a fatal blow.

This easter egg has now convinced fans to add a future DLC character to the game, The Bride who was played by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. The short clip was later shared by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon.